Amy Raymond

Amy Raymond trained as a classical dancer in Washington D.C and at the Centre De Danse International in Cannes, France. She entered the Dutch National Ballet in 1991 and was promoted a soloist in 1997. Amy danced soloist roles in all the major classic, neo-classic and contemporary ballets of the Company. She worked with some of today’s leading choreographers including: Hans Van Mannen, Edouard Lock, Christopher Bruce, Jan Fabre and William Forsythe.

In 2000 she joined Ballet Frankfurt to continue her work with William Forsythe. She has danced and collaborated in many works including Artifact, Herman Shmerman, Endless House, Veritiginous Thrill of Exactitude, EidosTelos, Work within Work, Enemy in the Figure, Bees of the invisible, and Kammer Kammer.
She has also danced and collaborated in the works of her colleagues including Dana Casperson, David Dawson and Georg Reisch.

Over the last 10 years she has worked as freelance choreographer, improvisation teacher, ballet teacher, and stages the works of William Forsythe. She has worked in many professional companies and schools and crosses both the classical and contemporary worlds. Some of these institutions include The Forsythe Company, Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Ballet de Marseilles,  Hubbard Street Dance, National Ballet Academie, Artez and the Palucca Schule Dresden.

Over the past 5 years she has studied with martial artist Akira Hino sensei and has integrated his unique knowledge of the body in all aspects of her work.